Sticking Dried Gumpaste Into Buttercream

Decorating By susgene Updated 1 Oct 2010 , 3:18pm by vicki3336

susgene Posted 1 Oct 2010 , 1:40pm
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I am making cupcakes and want to stick a rainbow (standing up) into bettercream. Would I have a better chance at them holding up if I dipped the bottoms into candy coating first? What do you think?


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pag41989 Posted 1 Oct 2010 , 2:19pm
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I think that would be a good idea. I have stuck gumpaste items onto buttercream before but I made sure I did it as close as possible to the event as I could. I would imagine standing up rainbows would soften pretty quick though.

vicki3336 Posted 1 Oct 2010 , 2:31pm
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I once put some gumpaste goal posts into football cupcakes. Overnight, the goal posts bent over. I think the candy coating is a good idea.

susgene Posted 1 Oct 2010 , 2:53pm
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Thanks for your replies. I didn't know if the oil in the candy coating would also make the gumpaste too soft. I'm going to try it. Thanks again!

Texas_Rose Posted 1 Oct 2010 , 2:59pm
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Maybe it depends on the gumpaste. I use Nick Lodge's recipe, and I've put dried bow loops on a buttercream cake, piped a rose on the top, and put the whole thing in the fridge for a couple of days, without the loops softening at all.

vicki3336 Posted 1 Oct 2010 , 3:18pm
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I used Wilton premade gumpaste. Perhaps I hadn't let them dry long enough. I think it was a couple of days.

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